Every mom has her issue, and mine is a determination to make my children's birthday cakes. Of course, I have no particular talent for this.
For Peter's 1st birthday, I wanted to replicate this:
I ended up with this:
The decoration of his 2nd birthday cake, a garbage truck, went more smoothly
but I was going through this brown flour stage and was ridiculous enough to use it for baking a brick. I mean, a cake.
This year, though, I nailed it. Finally, a cake equal to my skill:
The gummy earthworms were a particular hit with his class. And, yes, his only party this year was at school. Because if you are going to give a scoop of chocate cake, brownies and icing to two- and three-year-olds, someone else's turf is a nice place to do it.